Today's News

  • The second day of the new year and I’m disturbed

    It has happened again. The bad thing is that more than one thing that shouldn’t happen at all has happened again.  
    The first repeat offense is the annual egg laid by the Big Ten in the bowl games. By early evening Monday, only Michigan State had won in five games in which the conference teams participated during the day with only Wisconsin still to finish in the Rose Bowl as I write this.  
    Before today, Iowa and Northwestern lost while Illinois and Purdue won and Michigan will play later in the week.  

  • Sports beat

    Middle School Colts win games
    with Clark Middle Monday
    The Harrison County Middle School Colts hosted the Clark Middle Eagles Monday on the Hilltop and both the seventh and eighth grade teams improved their records.
    The seventh grade rolled to an 11-point halftime lead only to see the visitors cut the lead to four as the game wound down to the end. The Colts were able to connect on just enough free throws to hold off the Eagles and come away with a 34-25 victory.

  • No gifts at Gateway Holiday Tournament for Breds, lose 2 of 3

    The Harrison County Thorobreds found the competition quick and tenacious at the Gateway Holiday Tournament in Mt. Sterling last week losing to Marshall County and Male while defeating Owen County.  
    Wednesday afternoon the Breds faced the then 9-0 Marshals of Marshall County and lost by a 62-46 score in a game where they were never really a threat.  
    The Marshall County defense took senior Caleb Ford out of his game with a face guarding defense that frustrated Ford and left the Breds looking for scoring.  

  • Valentine-Bond exchange vows in outdoor ceremony

    David and Jennifer Valentine announce the marriage of their daughter, Jamie Nichole, to Travis Wayne Bond on July 9, 2011. The private wedding took place at the Valentine residence on Edgewater Pike. Vows were said at dusk among candle light and decorations in different shades of purple.
    Her bouquet consisted of gerber daisies in shades of purple. Katie Taylor of Cynthiana and Heather Craddock of Glasgow, served as bridesmaids.
    Colin, Travis’ son, served as best man and Calvin Schmieg of Mount Sterling, served as a groomsman.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births reported this week.
    The historic Harrison County Courthouse may soon see a face lift. With the courthouse practically vacated, the question arises what to do with the building. The renovation/remodeling project should take a year to complete.
    Breds wrestlers win three matches, finish second at East Carter.
    Rose’s Riverfront Lounge, 115 Water Works Road, is now open for business. Owners are Rose Marie Otero and Marie Otero of New York City.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Jan. 16, 1868 - “Peck and VanHook sold their woolen factory and flouring mill, in this city, to G. R. Sharpe. Possession given the first of February.”
    * 1957 Boyd Kentucky Telephone Directory - W.T. or Sylvia Woods; General Merchandise, Country Produce Etc. Meats, Vegetables. Phone 173, Boyd, Ky. (How many old telephones do you suppose are in the museum collection?)
    * Anne Frank (1929 - 1945) - “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

  • Audrey Sue Evans

    Audrey Sue Evans was born to Tom Zack and Kayleigh Evans of Cynthiana on Oct. 28, 2011 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Junie Vallandingham of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are William and Sandy Vallandingham of Illinois, Les and Norma Nichols of Oregon, and Rosemary Duckworth of Cynthiana and the late Dillard Duckworth.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Dec. 19, 2011
    Cory True, 1990, motion hour; criminal possession forged instrument-second degree - (amended), guilty plea entered, 180 days, court costs; receiving stolen property under $500 - guilty plea entered, 180 days, court costs, fees waived.
    Robert D. Alexander, 1980, preliminary hearing; criminal possession forged instrument-second degree; (amended), guilty plea entered, 90 days, probated, costs.
    Chelsey L. Durbin, 1991, other hearing; bound over to Circuit Court.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Dec. 21, 2011
    Carla Jade Conner vs. Christopher Lewis Fulz, motion hour; agreed order of support entered.
    Jennifer Sue Varney vs. Russell Grover Galbreath, motion hour; (motion for child support), agreed order of support entered.
    Allena Elizabeth Kiskaden vs. Jeffrey Allen Hendren, motion hour; remand from active docket upon motion, paying as ordered by wage assignment, judgment and repayment of arrears order entered.
    Amber Shadd vs. Shaun Shadd, motion hour; order for medical support entered.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    Dec. 22 – At 12:02 p.m., Chuck Morris of Chuck’s Garage reported the theft of a Floux meter, valued at $400.
    Dec. 22 – At 3:30 p.m., Bobby Shirley reported that his property at 106 Oddville Ave. had been broken into. Several chain saws, weed eaters and desk top computer were taken. Also, one of Shirley’s Volvo station wagons was started, rammed into another car and then attempted to be driven through a storage building.
    Dec. 21 – At 5:57 p.m., Melissa Koutz reported that she had been harassed.